Florida school bus driver, 73, wins $2 million lottery jackpot

A 73-year-old Florida man who has driven a school bus for nearly 20 years is now $2 million richer after buying a winning Powerball lottery ticket.

James Dippold of Vero Beach purchased the winning ticket from the 7-Eleven at 1400 Highway A1A. 

According to the TCPalm, Dippold has driven a school bus for St. Edwards School for nearly two decades. He reportedly checked his numbers before heading off to work last month and realized he was a millionaire. 

"I’m going to retire. I'm hanging it up," Dippold told the TCPalm.

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Dippold says that the has played the same numbers for the last 20 years ago -- and it finally paid off. He told the TCPalm he plans on getting the classic muscle car he's wanted since he returned from Vietnam.

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The 7-Eleven store will receive a $5,000 bonus commission for selling the winning ticket. 

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